CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – A Christian apologist laid out and responded to some of the most popular arguments for homosexuality in today's culture during Southern Evangelical Seminary's20th annual Christian Apologetics conference in Charlotte, N.C., and deconstructed the argument that people in disagreement with same-sex relationships are "intolerant, homophobic, hate-filled bigots."
"What is good, and what does it mean to be good?" asked Adam Tucker, a certified apologetics instructor and an interfaith evangelism specialist with the North American Mission Board, during a session on the topic of homosexuality on Friday.
"In a classical philosophical sense, good is whatever completes one's purpose according to his nature." more >>
The Southern Evangelical Seminary is partnering with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries to deliver what promises to be an exciting series of presentations by many prominent apologists during the 20th annual Christian Apologetics conference in Charlotte, N.C., starting Friday. Dr. Richard Land, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, will be inaugurated as the fourth president of Southern Evangelical Seminary prior to the conference Thursday evening.
The premise of the two-day event titled, "Reasons for the Hope," is designed to deepen participant's understanding of subjects related to science, culture, and other religions.
"I think the single greatest factor has to be that we as Christians are seeing how we are losing the culture to anti-Christian worldviews," said Eric Gustafson, director of Development Southern Evangelical Seminary. more >>
A major creationist organization has posted billboards in New York City and San Francisco with the purpose of engaging atheists, with more to come this month.
Answers in Genesis announced Monday the posting of three billboards in the San Francisco Bay area and a "digital spectacular" sign at Times Square.
Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, told The Christian Post that the decision to post the billboards came in response to atheist groups in the past erecting billboards. more >>
A controversial televangelist has recently stated that diets low in carbohydrates are in violation of the principles of God.
Pat Robertson, author and current head of Regent University, said in an episode of "The 700 Club" on Monday that the Atkins diet "violates the principles that God set down."
"When your body burns this stuff with no carbohydrates what happens is you build up the clinkers," said Robertson. more >>
A university in Indiana has sent a letter to a Washington state-based intelligent design group stating that it will be reviewing certain courses that are allegedly anti-religious in nature.
Ball State University sent the letter to the Discovery Institute of Seattle in response to a letter sent last month by the group protesting the university's stance on intelligent design and the content of certain courses.
Jo Ann Gora, president of Ball State, wrote on Monday that the Discovery Institute's arguments against the university's stance against intelligent design will not be changed and that the courses they took issue with are being investigated. more >>
An over 2,000 year-old town dating back to Biblical times was found off of the northwest coast of the Sea of Galilee in the Ginosar valley in Israel.
It may be a town that was described in the Gospel of Mark named Dalmanutha. In the story, this is where Jesus went after feeding 4,000 people by multiplying the fish and loaves of bread. It is also believed to be this town because there are no other archaeological links or findings to suggest it was anywhere else.
Dalmanutha is only directly mentioned once in the Bible, and it is in the verse following the loaves and fish story. more >>